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2/21/2018 5:15:36 AM
An investigator for the State Police Troop T confirms that a 20-year-old from Erie, Pennsylvania lost her life in a three-vehicle crash that included a tanker-truck on the Thruway eastbound in the town of Portland. WDOE News has learned that 20-year-old Dinaszah Green died in the crash. Four others were injured, with two being treated at Westfield Memorial and two others receiving treatment at Bro...read more
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2018-02-21 12:55
A North Tonawanda man is accused of taking nearly $1,100 in electronics from the Springville Walmart on Tuesday. Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard reports that the store's loss prevention personnel observed a male leaving the parking lot after not paying for a 60 inch TV and two security camera systems. A Sheriff's deputy stopped a vehicle traveling north on Route 219 that matched the description. Fu...read more
2018-02-21 10:12
The Rev. Billy Graham, one of the world's most famous Christian evangelists, has died, a family spokesman said today. He was 99. Graham died at his North Carolina home this morning, the spokesman said. Known as "America's pastor," Graham was a key figure in the revival of the U.S. evangelical Christian movement. The preacher began holding revival meetings in the 1940s and went on to become an advi...read more
2018-02-21 09:09
Tops Friendly Markets has made it officially...the company is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In a statement released this morning, CEO Frank Curci said, "Today, Tops Markets has taken an important step to better position our business for long-term success." He indicated that all stores are open and there will not be an impact on daily operations. The company is pursuing voluntary restructuring ...read more
2018-02-21 06:58
Motorists found to be violating the parking laws in the city of Dunkirk will now have to shell out more money to pay those fines. Dunkirk Common Council members unanimously approved a resolution increasing the parking fines for the first time in nearly two decades. Fourth Ward Councilman Mike Civiletto says the higher fines are needed to cover the cost of tickets... [audio:2211865536-Civiletto1.m...read more
2018-02-21 06:52
It was a day of record-smashing warmth across Western New York and temperatures reached 70 and above in Chautauqua County. Meteorologist Aaron Reynolds of the National Weather Service Office in Buffalo says the old record high of 64 at the Buffalo Airport on Tuesday was shattered, with 66 degrees being recorded.  He says there were several readings in the 70s... [audio:2211864833-reynoldsrec...read more
2018-02-20 09:04
The Section VI high school basketball playoffs got underway on Tuesday, and for the Fredonia girls, their push towards a second consecutive sectional title got off on the right foot. In a game broadcast on WDOE, the Lady Billies (9-12) defeated Springville (7-14) by a score of 57-38 in the Class B-1 prequarterfinals, their final home game of the season. Fredonia wasted no time in solidifying its s...read more
2018-02-20 04:03
The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual Federal Congressional Lunch on Friday, March 2nd. Chamber President and CEO Todd Tranum says area congressman Tom Reed will be the guest speaker. Tranum says those attending can bring their questions for the Congressman to be asked directly during the meeting; they are submitted in advance to the Chamber staff. Click here for mo...read more
2018-02-20 02:59
Congressman Tom Reed says action is needed to get to the root cause of school shootings taking place across the country, but he says it's still important to protect the 2nd Amendment. Reed spoke about the latest mass shooting that occurred last Wednesday in Parkland, Florida. During a conference call on Tuesday with area media, including WDOE News, Reed said more than one approach is needed... [a...read more
2018-02-20 02:28
Record warmth is being felt across Western New York today. The National Weather Service in Buffalo reports that it reached 66 degrees at the Buffalo Airport, breaking the previous record of 64 set in 1955. Meanwhile, the mercury at the Dunkirk Airport hit 71 degrees just before 1:00 PM. Meteorologist Dan Kelly says the passage of a warm front has brought some of the mildest air to Western New York...read more
2018-02-20 12:31
It won't be long before the taps are flowing from sugar maples across the state and state officials are looking to improve marketing efforts of the final product...real maple syrup. Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced the New York State Grown and Certified program is expanding to include the New York maple industry. He says the program will increase exposure for New York's maple producers. Lt. G...read more
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